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Susan Deschambault


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Deschambault clergy sexual abuse prevention bill signed into law

AUGUSTA —On Thursday, Gov. Janet Mills signed into law legislation sponsored by Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, that criminalizes licensed pastoral counselor sexual abuse. LD 913, “An Act To Protect the Public from Clergy Sexual Abuse,” would make it illegal for licensed pastoral...

Deschambault clergy sexual abuse bill receives unanimous committee support

On Wednesday, legislation sponsored by Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, to criminalize clergy sexual abuse, received unanimous support from the Legislature’s Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. LD 913, “An Act To Protect the Public from Clergy Sexual Abuse,” would...

Senator Susan Deschambault is a fourth-generation, lifelong resident of Biddeford, who represents her home city and the towns of Alfred, Arundel, Dayton, Kennebunkport and Lyman in the Maine Senate. She currently is serving her second term.

Senator Deschambault had a distinguished career in law enforcement. She was Biddeford’s first-ever female police commissioner and worked for the Department of Corrections as a social worker for more than 40 years before her retirement. She is also a dedicated community leader, having served on the Biddeford City Council and on the city’s Planning Board, including as its chairwoman.

As a state lawmaker, Senator Deschambault is committed to a balanced approach to ending Maine’s drug addition crisis, to providing adequate funding to schools, and to creating jobs.


Board Positions

  • Biddeford Planning Board
  • PeoplesChoice Credit Union Board of Directors
  • Biddeford City Council (former)
  • York County Budget Committee (former)
  • Maine Criminal Justice Commission (1992-2009)

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